Winter Storm Warning Issued, Freezing Rain Falling in West Alabama
Round two of wintry weather impacts Alabama tonight, and the National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Winter Storm Warning and a Winter Weather Advisory for many counties in west Alabama.
In our listening area, the Winter Storm Warning includes Lamar, Marion, and Winston counties; the Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Pickens, Fayette, and Walker counties.
While Tuscaloosa metro will see little to no impact, portions of northern Tuscaloosa County could see a wintry mix this evening.
ABC 33/40 and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist James Spann detailed the upcoming weather threat in his latest post on alabamawx.com:
A large area of snow and sleet is moving into Northwest Alabama, and will continue tonight. Snow amounts could exceed three inches around Florence and Muscle Shoals… amounts of 1-2″ are possible down to places like Hamilton and Haleyville. A “wintry mix” is possible across the winter weather advisory area for a few hours, but precipitation there should change to rain later tonight as warmer air creeps northward.
Road conditions will deteriorate across the winter storm warning area over the next few hours as snow and sleet will increase in intensity.
Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa will continue to monitor the latest forecasts and road conditions and bring you updates as they are made available.